Lyre Table Redo

Cindy Hagemann
by Cindy Hagemann
2 Materials
2 Hours
My daughter loves lyre furniture, since she was in college and her sorority's symbol was a lyre. I have been finding her furniture for her new home and found this sofa table for $65 at an auction.
The table base was a great shape, but the top was horrible - it had deep scratches, water ring stains, and was just plain ugly!
Sanded the top and gave extra attention to the deep scratches, even though I could not get all of them out.
After sanding, I added a stain from my favorite staining product Restor-A-Finish in shade of mahogany.
After one coat of stain - the table top is looking great!
I did another stain coat and two coats of clear poly finish and it was done!
All I had to do to the base was wipe it down with the Restor-A-Finish to give it some sheen. My daughter loves the table and can't wait to get it in her new home!
Suggested materials:
  • Stain
  • Polyurethane clear finish
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  • Pam L Pam L on Apr 11, 2020

    I have beautiful wood kitchen cabinets but the doors are cream color and I do not like the color of doors so I was thinking of painting them black. Can you show me how it would look and what kind of paint n brush I should use?? Thank you

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  • Marj MRC Creations Marj MRC Creations on Feb 09, 2017
    That is really nice! It was simple to do, but made a big difference. I'm sure your daughter will enjoy it for years to come. :)

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    • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Feb 27, 2017
      I have started physical therapy - has helped so much!

  • Nicolette Spargo Nicolette Spargo on Feb 10, 2017
    Turned out amazing :)